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Level: Expert
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Sunrise Ridge

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#261 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10694 in the world

Sunrise Ridge is a serious ride of 4 to 5 hours that can be done right from the centre of Nelson. This is not a beginner's ride, but for riders who like grade 4-5 with technical riding over roots it is hard to beat. Even though it is close to the heart of Nelson you are in thick bush country so treat it with respect and carry spares and repair equipment. There is no water on the route and you will need to take care to follow the markers.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Starts/ends around Brook Street and the Maitai Dam
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Dry (on Feb 10, 2015)
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  • Jim Cummings

    This ride is also known as Peaking Ridge and is described and reviewed under that name.

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